|Frankenstein - J Searle Dawley|
The first film adaptation of the often filmed Mary Shelley story. This film was originally released on March 18 1910. From the Edison Kinetogram: Frankenstein, a young student, is seen bidding his sweetheart and father goodbye, as he is leaving home to enter a college in order to study the sciences. Shortly after his arrival at college he becomes absorbed in the mysteries of life and death to the extent of forgetting practically everything else...
Keywords: Early film; Silent films; Frankenstein; Thomas Edison; Charles Ogle
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|The Magic Cloak of Oz - L Frank Baum|
The Magic Cloak of Oz is a 1914 film directed by J. Farrell MacDonald. It was written by L. Frank Baum and produced by Baum and composer Louis F. Gottschalk. The film is an adaptation of Baum's novel, Queen Zixi of Ix. ***** UPDATE 9 July 2010: The original upload was plagued with problems and has been replaced by a higher quality DivX file encoded directly from a new PAL DVD transfer from the original print.
Keywords: Wizard of Oz; 1914; Magic Cloak; L Frank Baum; Thomas Edison
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|The Great Train Robbery - Edwin S Porter|
Filmed in November 1903 at Edison's New York studio, at Essex County Park in New Jersey, and along the Lackawanna railroad and released in December 1903, "The Great Train Robbery" is considered to be one of the first significant early US narrative films. Greatly influenced by the British film "Daring Daylight Robbery" (1903) it introduced many new cinematic techniques (cross cutting, double exposure, camera movement and location shooting) to American audiences...
Keywords: 1903; Silent; Thomas Edison; Edwin S Porter; Great Train Robbery; pdmovies
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